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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #33: GFW Radio (2008) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 

#33: GFW Radio (2008) 

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This list is in alphabetical 
order. See shows in order 
of release. See short links 
to our catalog. 

1 UP Yours 

2006; 2007; 2008; 

Top 40 

The Adam Carolla Show 

Jan 2006; Feb 2006; 

Mar 2006; Apr 2006; 

May 2006; Jun 2006; 

Jul 2006; Aug 2006; 

Sep 2006; Oct 2006; 

Nov 2006; Dec 2006 

Behind the Dish 

2013 Season 

Blue Jam 

Series 1; Series 2; 

Series 3 

GFW Radio was as brilliant as ever in its final days. The show persisted despite 
major upheaval at the 1 UP offices, including the cancellation of the Games for 
Windows Magazine, the publication with which GFW Radio was ostensibly linked. 
But rather than dither at the changes about them, the cast continued to provide 
the critical (and droll) commentary the show was known for. Whether engineering 
This American Life-style segments, discussing socially questionable behavior in 
Second Life, or reflecting on the institutional pressures that brought down the 
magazine, that GFW Radio remains perhaps the greatest gaming podcast ever 
created, now four years after its end, is a testament to the individuals that manned 
those microphones. 

Culture Gabfest 


The Dave Dameshek 
Football Program 


Daves of Thunder 

Full run 

Effectively Wild 

201 2 Season; 201 3 Season 

While the final few weeks of GFW Radio were overshadowed by the departure of ^GM Live* 

key personnel and the eventual cessation of the podcast, the rest of the year the 2006 

show operated as its familiar self. As Jeff Green pondered the breast physics in 

GFW Radio 

Upcoming releases: 

#98: This American Life 
(126 to 150) 

#99: Loveline (Third 
Quarter 2002) 


#101: Why Oh Why (2014) 

#102: Radiolab (2014) 

#103: Snapjudgment 
(Season 1) 

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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #33: GFW Radio (2008) 

SoulCalibur IV, Robert Ashley waxed eloquent about the milk produced by female 
Yodas. Anthony Gallegos reported from a Magic: The Gathering 'gathering,' and 
Shawn Elliott recounted still more distressing tales from his childhood. Shawn and 
Robert visited various protests and the cast as a whole discussed the issue of 
piracy and wondered about the state of the industry. And then, it was time to go... 
but not before Jeff read from what must be the most alarming Hero of the Web- 
people on the internet discussing how they find diapers sexually gratifying. This 
was GFW Radio. 

2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

The following episode has been split into two parts for your convenience. Please Hang Up and Listen 

download both parts to have the best listening experience. 201 3 

Find old episodes of GFW Radio at the show's official 

The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 
Top 40 


Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Listen to a sample of this episode. 

Left, Right & Center 

2011 ; 201 2 

Selected timestamps 


0:09:30 - Shawn plays Second Life 

0:34:00 - Discussion of computer game piracy 

1:21:00 - Discussion of spoilers in reviews 

1 :48:00 - Discussion of Braid and indie games 

2:49:00 - Heroes of the Web 

3:1 1 :00 - Robert Ashley's amateur wrestling career 

3:37:00 -Yaddle 

Part 2 

0:07:00 - A Life Well Wasted prototype 
0:44:00 - Anthony went to a Gathering 
1:26:00 - Candy tasting 

1 :34:30 - Jeff and Shawn reenact Age of Conan 

1:49:00 - Shawn's childhood stories 

2:1 3:00 - Games for Windows Magazine cancellation 

3:31:00 - Jeff is leaving 

4:04:30 - Shawn is leaving 


Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 



On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 


GFW Radio was a production of 1 All clips in this episode are the property 
of that party. It was produced by Sean Molloy and Andrew Pfister. The percentage 
of the original show in this episode is approximately 14% (9hrs 23min/64hrs 
58min). This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the original audio 
quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce file sizes. The 
difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. Timestamp notes are 
available here. The cover image is by Lateralux. 


Drain You - Nirvana 

Sir Greendown -Janelle Monae 

Trouble - Lisa Germano 

Where'd You Go - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 
Turn the Page - Metallica 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

201 2; 201 3 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

This Year is not associated with Amazon in any way. 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 


That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 

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2011; 201 2; 201 3 


Jeff Green 

Jeff Green joined Ziff Davis in 1991, starting out on the publishing house's line of 
computer gaming magazines. He eventually became editor-in-chief of Computer 
Gaming World, a tremendously popular magazine in its day. It was later rebranded 
as Games for Windows Magazine. Green's long tenure and dedication to his craft 
saw him become a popular figure among readers and listeners. As 1 UP looked to 
build a podcast network in late 2005, Green took on hosting duties for his 
magazine's podcast when it launched in January 2006. Green left the 1UP Network 
in 2008. 

Shawn Elliott 

Elliott joined the 1 UP/Ziff Davis network early on, starting out at Electronic Gaming 
Monthly. Initially he was given low quality games to review owing to his funny and 
canny writing style. He later shifted over to Computer Gaming World. He made his 
name at CGW and particularly on GFW Radio, where he shared numerous stories 
and unleashed his array of comical voices. He left 1 UP and Ziff Davis in 2008 to 
work for Irrational Games. 

Ryan Scott 

After joining Computer Gaming World magazine Ryan Scott was promptly put in 
charge of creating demo disks. He gradually rose up in the ranks at Ziff Davis and 
1 UP, ultimately becoming an executive editor, before being cut in late 2008. He 
promptly began work on building his own podcast network. 

Sean Molloy 

Sean Molloy jumped into the role of producer for GFW Radio in early 2006. Prior to 
the podcast, Molloy had worked on Computer Gaming World magazine. In 2008 
Molloy left 1 to work for Blizzard Entertainment. 

Robert Ashley 

Ashley started out as a freelancer, writing for various outlets including Electronic 
Gaming Monthly and Games for Windows Magazine. He became a regular on the 
show in late 2007. After the cancellation of the magazine, Ashley flitted between 
several projects, including his A Life Well Wasted podcast and the GFW Radio spin- 
off Out of the Game. He later formed the two-man band I Come to Shanghai. 

Anthony Gallegos 

Anthony began his career in the enthusiast press as an intern for 1 UP. He caught 
the eye of co-worker Shawn Elliott, who introduced Anthony as a recurring co-host 
on GFW Radio. Later, he wrote for Gamespy, and now works for the editorial team 
at IGN. {Adapted from his IGN biography.) 


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Jennifer Tsao 

Special guests 

Dana Jongewaard 

Not picturedrjulian Murdoch, Thierry Nguyen 

Tags:, 2008, Anthony Gallegos, Gaming, GFW Radio, Jeff Green, Robert 
Ashley, Ryan Scott, Sean Molloy, Shawn Elliott 


Owen June 1 2, 201 2 at 8:41 PM 

Wow, very cool. I lost my GFW archives ages ago! 


Aaron Simmer June 13, 2012 at 1 1:36 PM 

Thumbs up! Some of the best moments from the closing months of the 


D.M. June 14, 2012 at 7:43 PM 
Ahhh. So Good. 


James Rodriguez June 1 5, 201 2 at 9:32 AM 

Thanks for not ending this great podcast on a low note (collapse of G4W, 
the 2 stars leaving). The last hour will leave you with happy memories :) 


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